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Last Major System Test Successfully Started: SVT-2
30 August 2005Venus Express is undergoing its last major system test, during which the Venus Mission Operations Centre in Darmstadt remotely commands the spacecraft in Baikonur.
Herschel Cryotank
29 August 2005Preparations for the testing of the Payload Module in the Large Solar Simulator are continuing. The PLM will eventually house all the instruments and the cryogenic tank for cooling the detector plane to a few Kelvin.
Herschel Payload Module Test Campaign
17 August 2005The next stage in the development of the Herschel mission, the testing of the payload module, has begun.
Venus Express on the Move
10 August 2005Venus Express has begun the final steps of its journey. Last weekend the Venus Express spacecraft was loaded onto a Antonov An-124 at Toulouse airport, France and flown to Baikonur, Kazakstan, for final preparations and launch.
Flight Acceptance Review Completed
4 July 2005Venus Express has passed a major milestone with the successful completion of the Flight Acceptance Review. Preparations are now underway to ship the spacecraft to Baikonur in early August.
Communication with Rosetta
5 March 2004Communication with Rosetta
Rosetta On Its Way
2 March 2004The Rosetta spacecraft is heading out into the Solar System on its 10 year journey to comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko following a successful launch and insertion manoeuvre.
Rosetta Launch Confirmed
1 March 2004Arianespace have announced that the repairs to Ariane 5 have been completed and the launch countdown has resumed. Rosetta is now scheduled for launch at 07:16UT (08:16 CET) on 2 March 2004.
Briefing on Launch Status
1 March 2004Briefing on Launch Status
Rosetta Launch On Hold
27 February 2004The Arianespace Flight 158, with the Rosetta spacecraft on board, has been delayed for technical reasons. A piece of foam became detached from the main stage and a minor repair is necessary. Resumption of the countdown is planned for the beginning of next week.
Rosetta Launch Delayed
26 February 2004The launch of the Rosetta has been delayed for 24 hours due to poor weather at the launch site. Strong high altitude winds have forced controllers to postpone the launch until the same time tomorrow - 07:36 UT, 27 February 2004.
Rosetta Ready for Launch
25 February 2004Rosetta is now hours away from the start of its 10 year voyage to the comet 67/P Churyumov- Gerasimenko. On the afternoon of 24 February the Ariane 5 rocket rolled out to the launch platform ready for luanch at 07:36:49 UT 26 February 2004.
Additional Pictures of Last Week's Activities
23 February 2004Additional Pictures of Last Week's Activities
Rosetta Mated with its Launcher
17 February 2004Rosetta Connected to its Launcher
Power Supply Rack Installation
13 February 2004Power Supply Rack Installation
Rosetta integrated with ACU
12 February 2004Rosetta integrated with launcher interfaces
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